Your ethnically diverse talent desires ethnic role models – we provide them.

Roots Inspire’s leadership development programme prepares your ethnic talent for leadership positions. We provide access to over 75 ethnic corporate leaders for 1-on-1 mentoring, workshops and networking.

Join these leading employer brands and try out our programme

How it works

Corporate partners

Our corporate partners offer our programme to their ethnic aspiring leaders. Roots Inspire provides guidance and materials for the selection process.

Aspiring leaders

Your aspiring leaders follow our one year programme (workshops, events and mentoring), whereby they self-select their mentor through our web portal.

Our mentors

Our mentors are corporate leaders coming from underrepresented ethnic groups themselves. They allocate their mentoring fee to a charity of their choice.

Meet a selection of our mentors

Sue Stephens

Facebook, Country Lead

“I fundamentally believe talent is distributed equally, opportunity is not.”

Ference Lamp

Merrill Lynch, Managing Director

“From my mentees, I expect commitment, curiosity and eagerness. You can expect me to show you, success is possible.”

Niraan De Silva

VNLIFE, Executive Board Member

“Gaining a deeper understanding of the person across the table is an essential soft skill for leadership.”

Yemi Tepe

Morrison & Foerster LLP, Partner

“I hope my immense sense of pride in my origins will motivate my mentees and prove that no hurdles are insurmountable”

Sumitra Moeller

ABN AMRO, Managing Director

“One of the key tools of career advancement is cultivating the courage to be genuine.”

Robert Wong

Honeywell, Director of Sales

“I hope to provide my mentees with the confidence and inspiration to chart their own successful course.”

Our trial package

Our programme includes:

  • One-on-one leadership mentoring

  • Three workshops:
    (i) Branding Yourself
    (ii) Making Meaningful Connections
    (iii) Crafting your Career

  • One year access to networking events, peer group discussions and online content

Sign up for our trial package

  • Sign up 5 of your ethnic aspiring leader

  • Aspiring leaders can start anytime from any location

  • Pay per participant and scale up at any time

  • A significant share of our fees goes to charity

  • Stand out as an employer that invests in their ethnic talent and increase employee engagement